A Sonoma teen is being held in county jail on $287,500 bail after failing to outrun police in a stolen car.
At around 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25, a deputy was sent to the area around Highway 12 ad Agua Caliente Road for a report of a suspicious vehicle. When the deputy arrived, the suspicious vehicle took off with no lights.
The deputy pursued the vehicle on Highway 12 at speeds approaching 60 miles an hour. The vehicle turned onto Sierra Drive, but failed to negotiate a curve and crashed into a tree.
There were two teen-age passengers in the vehicle who were taken to the hospital for minor injuries.
Diego Rosas, 18, of Boyes Hot Springs, was arrested on multiple felony charges including felony child endangerment, felony threaten a crime with intent to terrorize, felony possession of a stolen vehicle, felony evading a police officer with wanton regard, misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a minor and a probation violation.
In other incidents reported to Valley law enforcement recently:
Wednesday, Jan. 3:
3:30 p.m. – A resident in the 2900 block of Cavedale Road reported that an acquaintance, after a dispute, took a travel trailer. And the theft was captured on video. The suspect showed up at the Valley substation the next day to try to prove that he was out of the area at the time the trailer was taken. But the video was apparently convincing and deputies arrested Rodrigo G. Sosa, 39, of Corning, on charges of felony theft of a vehicle and transported him to jail.
Saturday, Jan. 6:
8:47 p.m. – During a traffic stop on Highway 12 and Monterey Avenue, a deputy spotted what appeared to be a gun on the seat. After searching the vehicle, the deputy turned up two BB guns that were painted black and had the orange tip removed from both. The 16-year-old Sonoma teen was arrested on charges of possession of an imitation firearm in a vehicle, altering an imitation firearm, driving while not licensed and an expired registration.
Sunday, Jan. 7:
11:37 a.m. – A resident in the 100 block of Blue Wing Drive, reported that sometime between 6 p.m. the previous evening and 11:15 a.m., somebody broke into his vehicle and stole a wallet containing credit cards and cash. The credit cards had already been used.
Monday, Jan. 8:
7:44 a.m. – Deputies responded to an out-of-control individual under the Verano Avenue Bridge. The suspect is a “frequent flier” meaning he has had numerous contacts with law enforcement. The man was screaming filthy words at a known homeless encampment. The camp, which abuts Sonoma Creek, was filled with trash, clothing, bicycles and chemicals – and it was raining at the time. Deputies arrested the 33-year-old El Verano resident on charges of camping in an undesignated area and placing a pollutant near state water, and transported him to jail.
Wednesday, Jan. 10:
2 p.m. – While on a foot patrol under the Ig Vella Bridge on Riverside Drive, a deputy recognized a “frequent flier” sleeping. The deputy knew the man had two arrest warrants, so after waking the man up, the deputy searched the man and found a pipe and some white powder the deputy suspected with methamphetamine. The 34-year-old Sonoma resident was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia and the two warrants and was transported to jail.